Lehigh staff and faculty are limited to the kind of information that can be shared with your parent(s) because of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). FERPA states, “At the postsecondary level, parents have no inherent rights to inspect their son’s or daughter’s educational records. The right to inspect is limited solely to the student.” Your grades, GPA and other “non-directory” information can only be obtained by a parent with your permission.
Lehigh has developed the student record proxy access system specifically for parents and family members aimed to provide parent access to relevant student record information. The accessible information is based upon specific permission granted by you. Each parent or listed family member will have an individual account.
A mailing about the Student Record Proxy Access is mailed to parent(s) within the first two months of your student's first semester at Lehigh. An email will be sent to your student's Lehigh University email address with instructions regarding granting access to parent(s)/guardian(s). Students are able to grant parent access to the following areas: Account Receivable, Account Holds, Address, Financial Aid, Schedule, and Transcript.
If your student chooses to grant their parent(s)/guardian(s) access to their educational and financial record, they will set it up and then you will follow the steps here to gain access.
FAQs may be found here.